Turn any mason jar into a beachy oasis with this super easy craft. These beach mason jar terrariums are a fun project for kids and adults alike. You can pick and choose from hundreds of miniatures for your own twist on this fun craft idea.
- Mason Jars (I used these wide mouth pints and regular mouth quarts).
- Various Miniatures (links to specific miniatures below).
- Diorama Palm Trees (if desired).
- Drink Umbrellas (if desired).
- Clay or Styrofoam Balls.
- Mod Podge.
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun.
I found two ways to make these terrariums. The first is to cover the mason jar lid with clay as shown below. Be sure to leave that brown strip clean. You can add some hot glue to the bottom of the clay if it does not stick well.
If you want a raised surface on the inside of your terrarium but not as rounded as the half ball, you can cut a bit off both sides of a Styrofoam ball as shown below. Repeat the steps above and glue it to the lid then add the decoupage and sand. I used a variety of all three of these methods for my terrariums.
Add your miniatures to the clay or Styrofoam with a little hot glue. You might have to stick them a few times as the sand does not work well with hot glue. However I did get everything to work after a few tries.
These beach mason jar terrariums are perfect for your home this summer. Bring the beach indoors anytime with a fun craft that will only take minutes to make. Get the kids involved in this great project with miniatures!
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